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I am a 2017 graduate of Textiles with Business Studies from the University of Brighton specialising in Woven Textiles.
♣ Involvement in much of the design process: winding warps, setting up looms, weaving and finishing samples for the upcoming collections and portfolios of Dash and Miller and Bristol Weaving Mill, and their specific clients such as Chanel, WGSN and The New Craftsmen ♣ Creating mood boards of the latest trends in woven textiles to inform and inspire woven designs ♣ Colour and yarn research by producing yarn windings for potential collections ♣ Researching and selecting appropriate design options, and relevant visuals to send to existing and potential clients ♣ Preparing samples in order to distribute them to clients worldwide and meet strict deadlines ♣ Designing weave structures on Pointcarre, then developing them on the loom ♣ Training on the TC2 Jacquard loom
♣ Working on Rapanui’s newest business venture (Teemill) ♣ Identifying potential customers and contacting them directly, maintaining a professional conversation with them to secure their involvement with Teemill ♣ Use of Photoshop and digital printing technology to create demo T Shirts to send to desired clients Business experience: Marketing, Branding and selling the business idea to potential clients
♣ Helping prepare and finish fabrics for A/W 16 catwalk shows ♣ Fabric and trim preparation: cutting, trimming, making fringing and drawing designs onto fabric ready to be embroidered ♣ Professionally finishing fabrics to be sent to clients such as Erdem, Preen and Christopher Raeburn ♣ Working in a fast-paced studio environment, constantly working to strict deadlines
♣ Witnessed and assisted in mill production: identifying fibres, weighing and sorting fleeces, skiening yarn, labelling and packaging orders ♣ Yarn management: logging stock details, presenting yarns to prepare for trade shows and meetings ♣ Writing and modifying knitting patterns to be sold on the website and Ravelry ♣ Controlled all social media accounts and website updates ♣ Designing a new yarn collection (Tamar yarn) which is now sold on the website and selling rapidly